How much does hardiplank cost to install?

Cost of Hardiplank Siding

Hardiplank Siding Costs Zip Code
Basic Best
Installation Cost $210.00 – $320.00 $420.00 – $540.00
Total $610.00 – $880.00 $1120.00 – $1350.00
Total Average Cost per square foot $7.45 $12.35

Can you screw into Hardie board siding?

James Hardie Building Products recommends keeping nails or screws at least 3/8 inch from the end of a plank. Drill pilot holes, at each mark, one-quarter to one-half inch deep, to make it easier to insert screws and prevent cracking the siding. Align the bracket holes with the pilot holes in the siding.

What do you fasten Hardie board with?

Fasteners must be corrosion resistant, galvanized or stainless steel. James Hardie prefers and recommends installation of HardiePlank® lap siding by the blind nailing technique, such that fasteners are hidden by the course above. Fasteners shall be installed between 1 in. and 3/4 in.

Do you need Thinset under Hardie board?

Since you are putting down hardie board on boards with small gaps, I would not recommend trying to put down thinset under it. It will make an enormous mess under the house (or whatever is under your bathroom). It is also more likely to make the floor uneven since it is hard to level thinset that is separated by gaps.

Is Hardie board more expensive than vinyl siding?

Cost. There is no doubt about it, the advantages of hardie board come with a cost. Vinyl siding is far less expensive, both in terms of the product itself and labor costs to install it. Part of the savings stems from the fact that vinyl is much easier to cut, work with, and install.

Can you use screws on Hardie trim?

ET&F or equivalent fasteners or screws may be used to attach HardieTrim boards to steel frame construction. Fastening instructions are similar for all applications. When using finish nails, position nails no closer than 13 mm (1/2 in) from the edges of the trim and for all other fasteners no closer than 19 mm (3/4 in).

What fasteners do you use on Hardie board?

Fasteners must be corrosion resistant, galvanized or stainless steel. Electro-galvanized nails are acceptable for use with James Hardie Siding Products, but may exhibit premature corrosion. James Hardie recommends the use of quality, hot-dipped galvanized nails.

How do you attach things to Hardie board?

Generally speaking, items can be attached to Hardie® siding by using either corrosion resistant nails or screws. The fasteners must be long enough to go through the siding and into wood or metal substrate (e.g. sheathing or studs).

Where can I get installation instructions for my James Hardie products?

The best way to get the performance you expect from your James Hardie products is to work with a professional contractor. Visit the James Hardie Pros website,, for installation instructions, care & maintenance information, and more.

What does a Hardie installation specialist do?

These specialists focus on education, onsite training and more. Homeowners can feel confident knowing that we have rigorous installation procedures and best practices for our entire line of products—all of which are outlined on, geared specifically to the building trade.

What are the different types of Hardie® siding?

1 Hardie ® Textured Panels 2 HardiePlank ® Lap Siding 3 HardieShingle ® Panels 4 HardiePanel ® Vertical Siding 5 HardieTrim ® Boards & Mouldings 6 HardieSoffit ® Pre-Cut panels